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Bicycloalkane

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  • A bicycloalkane is a cycloalkane whose molecule contains two rings. The number of rings in a cycloalkane is defined as the minimum number of bonds that must be broken in order to convert the molecule into an open-chain fragment.

    eg: Decalin

    The minimum number of bonds that must be broken in order to convert Decalin into an open-chain fragment is two. Decalin, therefore, is a bicycloalkane.

    see also monocycloalkane, polycycloalkane